DeSimone Consulting Engineering acquires construction consultancy firm Decipher

New York-based consulting firm DeSimone Consulting Engineering — whose work includes multiple New Jersey projects including Jersey City’s Urby — recently announced it acquired U.K.-based Decipher as it continues to build a worldwide network of services.

Decipher adds bespoke construction consulting services, including quantum and project advisory, quantity surveying, project planning, dispute resolution, expert testimony and training.

Decipher now joins DeSimone’s worldwide network of offices, operating from 21 locations around the world and amplifying DeSimone’s extensive Construction Consulting Services arm in the U.K.

Based in Cheshire, England, with offices in London, Manchester and Dubai, Decipher was founded in 2001 by Paul Gibbons, CEO. The firm has become a recognized consultancy within the U.K.

Gibbons, along with director Bill Bordill and the firm’s 22-strong team, brings a wealth of industry-leading experience, with extensive experience navigating the complexities of large construction projects. The teams’ exhaustive list of successful projects includes football stadiums, waste processing facilities, rail and transportation infrastructure and ground-up property developments.

“DeSimone has a proud Consulting Services legacy across the globe that has delivered superlative services to our clients for years. We welcome Paul, Bill and the Decipher team as we continue to undertake transformative projects in new and exciting locations,” Stephen DeSimone, chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering, said.

“I am thrilled to join DeSimone Consulting Engineering and become a part of an impressive global family. I look forward to combining Decipher’s specialised expertise in construction with DeSimone’s renowned engineering consulting experience. DeSimone’s international reach and substantial operational capabilities will help us deliver unparalleled value to our clients and shape the future of the built environment both domestically and internationally.”

With the acquisition, Decipher will operate as “Decipher, a DeSimone company” and will maintain its presence in Cheshire and Manchester. The London operations will merge with the DeSimone headquarters in Farringdon and Gibbons and Bordill will lead DeSimone’s Construction Consulting Services group in the U.K. along with Managing Directors Lindel Reid, Nick Cane and Stuart Bosley.

With over 13,000 projects in 60 countries, DeSimone’s completed projects include the Wasl Tower in Dubai, the famed residential tower One Thousand Museum alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, the Grove at Grand Bay twisting towers with Bjarke Ingels Group, and the Statue of Liberty Museum in the U.S.